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Category Archives: september 11

Post-9/11 Illnesses Spur Lawsuit Aimed at Protecting First Responders from Corrosives

The Watchdog group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen its corrosive dust standard to better protect our first responders. According to the lawsuit, EPA has not changed the regulation on corrosive dust standards since 1980, and should have been modified […]

2,500 Ground Zero Workers Have Cancer

According to The Post, more than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have been diagnosed with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses. The number had skyrocketed to 1,140 cancer cases reported last year and in its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital counts 1,655 […]